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For Immediate Release:
February 04, 2013
Media Contact:
Rafael Orizondo


Commissioner Javier D. Souto announces 2013 Mom & Pop Small Business Grant Program in District 10

The 2013 Mom & Pop Small Business Grant Program will be open starting February 7, 2013 to February 21, 2013 to the residents of District 10. Commissioner Souto is reaching out to small business owners in district 10 to apply for up to $5,000 that can be used to improve and grow their business.

Applications will be available at the commissioner's District office located at 9766 Coral Way, Suite One, in Miami or on his website at . Applications will be accepted from February 21, 2013 until February 28, 2013 by 4 p.m. No late applications will be accepted.

One original and one copy of the application must be submitted. All businesses must be located in District 10 and meet the following criteria:

Applications can be typed or handwritten, and hand-delivered to the commissioner's office. Home-based businesses can apply, as well as governmental elected officials and board appointees provided they receive written approval stating no conflict of interest from the Miami-Dade County Commission on Ethics.

However, applications will be disqualified if the business is part of a national chain, relocates out of the district during the process, has a delinquent loan with Miami-Dade County, County department, or County-funded agency, has received Mom and Pop funding for two consecutive years, has more than seven full-time employees (two part-time count as one full-time position), or is a non-profit agency.

For more information, please contact Commissioner Souto's office at 305-375-4835.